I'm still trying to come to terms with his apparently lunatic decision to run 43 full length marathons in 51 days last year. I'd have thought it impossible but he managed it. It says a lot about his determination to achieve what he sets out to do. Mind you, I couldn't stand on a stage and ad-lib either. He's in a class of his own.
I've been watching him since the late 80's...he's amazing and so brave! I do improv comedy but what he does is in a category of its own...he is so loose on stage and ready to go wherever the audience fees like going.
THe marathon thing was "out there" but it is a living example that we can do whatever we choose, no matter how crazy, if we believe we can. He has a documentary DVD coming out this year called "Believe" about his journey to get where he is by believing in himself.
He mentioned the marathon at the Toronto gig, but quickly got off the subject by referring to Terry Fox and saying that Terry Fox trumps everything.
He is my very favorite comedian, too. I love how he pulls in historic and sociological facts. I saw him in San Diego a few years ago -- I felt that he'd get swayed by the audience and go off on ideas that just occurred to him.
We actually sat and watched him look up something on his smart phone while he was on stage. And it was funny.
I was following him on Twitter when he was running. He'd send links to photos of what he was running past.
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